Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he can see a bit of himself in the likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli.
The ex-Chelsea star recently reacted to the Gunners’ heroic comeback against Bournemouth, as it seems like he is rekindling his connection with his former club. After all, the Spaniard has been reported to have set his sights on becoming a manager, aiming to emulate Mikel Arteta and as a result, has been pictured at London Colney as well.
Now, Cesc Fabregas has said that he sees himself in the likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli.
Fabregas says he sees himself in Saka, Smith-Rowe, Odegaard & Martinelli
While things may have ended on a sour note between the now-Como veteran and the club, there is no disputing the heights he hit in the famous red and white. The 35-year-old is considered as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation and his journey truly catapulted under Arsene Wenger at Highbury.
On Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast, Cesc Fabregas, who truly made himself a generational talent has now said that he sees himself in the current crop of youngsters at Arsenal such as Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli.
“Yes, I really hope so [that Arsenal win the Premier League] because I feel a bit identified with this group of players; the Odegaards, the Sakas, the Martinellis, Smith-Rowes. I can see myself in their eyes.”
“I was at the training ground recently and I saw them, and they’re super good kids. Humble, they want to work hard. There is a lot of chemistry between them and we really had that.”
Ultimately, compliments simply do not get any bigger for young players, especially coming from a great of the game who dominated at both club and international level.
As Arsenal gun towards the Premier League title, the likes of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith-Rowe should use these kind words from Cesc Fabregas to further motivate them, as this is high praise to put it modestly.
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